CANCELLED: Halloween Hauntings: Two American Tales of Suspense

Wednesday, October 57:00—8:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

This program has been cancelled.

Cary Memorial Library presents HALLOWEEN HAUNTINGS: two American tales of suspense. “The Shadows on the Wall” and “The House That Was Not” were written in the days of ominously flickering candles and kerosene lamps. More than one hundred years later, they’re even scarier!

In the wake of a sudden mysterious death, “The Shadows on the Wall” gathers four siblings in a familiar but threatening New England parlor. “The House That Was Not” lures an unsuspecting new bride across the Nebraska prairie. Authored by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1903) and Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1898), respectively, these tales evoke the America of a century ago, enthralling audiences today.

In this production, professional actress Michèle LaRue portrays eight very different characters. The Chicago-born and New Jersey – based performer tours nationally with her unique repertoire of vintage American TALES WELL TOLD. Audiences in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington State have exclaimed, “What you have to offer is priceless”; “It's difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do!” and, “Riveting—twice—I would love to hear it again!”

Michèle LaRue has specialized in performances of literature from America’s Gilded Age for 25 years. Her nearly 500 sponsors have included Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institution; Chicago’s Newberry Library; New York’s Mohonk Mountain House, and the Missouri History Museum. She is a member of both actors’ unions—Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. As a writer and editor, she has collaborated on several notable theatre books—from The Story of 42 nd Street to Memories of a Munchkin.

All ages welcome.

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This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.

Capacity: 52 of 60 spaces available.

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